Contrast the Upright and the Wicked1He who separates himself seeks his own desire,
▼ Lit breaks out, b quarrels against all sound wisdom.
2A fool does not delight in understanding,
But only c in revealing his own ▼
▼ Lit heartmind.
3When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes,
And with dishonor comes scorn.
4The words of a man’s mouth are e deep waters;
▼ Or A bubbling brook, a fountain of wisdomThe fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
5To g show partiality to the wicked is not good,
Nor to h thrust aside the righteous in judgment.
6A fool’s lips ▼
▼ Lit come withbring strife,
And his mouth calls for j blows.
7A k fool’s mouth is his ruin,
And his lips are the snare of his soul.
8The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels,
And they go down into the ▼
▼ Lit chambers of the bellyinnermost parts of the body.
9He also who is m slack in his work
n Is brother to him who destroys.
10The o name of the Lord is a p strong tower;
The righteous runs into it and q is ▼
▼ Lit set on highsafe.
11A s rich man’s wealth is his strong city,
And like a high wall in his own imagination.
12 t Before destruction the heart of man is haughty,
But u humility goes before honor.
13He who v gives an answer before he hears,
It is folly and shame to him.
14The w spirit of a man can endure his sickness,
But as for a x broken spirit who can bear it?
▼ Lit heart, z mind of the prudent acquires knowledge,
And the aa ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
16A man’s ab gift makes room for him
And brings him before great men.
17The first ▼
▼ Lit in his pleato plead his case seems right,
▼ Lit his neighboranother comes and examines him.
18The cast ae lot puts an end to strife
▼ Lit makes a divisiondecides between the mighty ones.
19A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city,
And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.
20With the ▼
▼ I.e. speech, ah fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach will be satisfied;
ai He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.
21 aj Death and life are in the ▼
▼ Lit handpower of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its al fruit.
22He who finds a am wife finds a good thing
And an obtains favor from the Lord.
23The ao poor man utters supplications,
But the ap rich man aq answers roughly.
24A man of too many friends comes to ▼
▼ Lit be broken in piecesruin,
But there is as a ▼
▼ Or loverfriend who sticks closer than a brother.
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